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October 31, 2014
DOE Awards Grant to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Energy and Environment Cabinet

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) is awarding a $3.4 Million Grant to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) for regulatory oversight of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) located in Paducah, KY.

October 31, 2014
DOE Awards Grant to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Energy and Environment Cabinet

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) is awarding a $3.6 Million Grant to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) for regulatory oversight of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) located in Paducah, KY.

October 31, 2014
Energy Department Releases Climate Plans on Fifth Anniversary of President Obama’s Sustainability Initiative

As a part of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Department of Energy today released plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change impacts such as flooding, sea level rise, severe weather and temperature extremes.

October 31, 2014
Energy Department Announces New Investments in Advanced Nuclear Power Reactors

WASHINGTON – Today, as part of the President’s all-of-the-above energy approach and Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department announced awards for five companies to lead key nuclear energy research and development projects supporting advanced reactor technologies. These projects will receive $13 million in cost-share agreements to help address significant technical challenges to the design, construction and operation of next generation nuclear reactors, based off needs identified by industry designers and technical experts.

October 31, 2014
SBIR/STTR Release 2 Topics Announced—Includes Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

The 2015 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 2 topics include fuel cell-battery electric hybrid trucks and in-line quality control devices for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells.

October 31, 2014
DOE Issues Draft RFP for Waste Treatment Services

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) for Low-Level Waste (LLW) and Mixed-Low Level Waste (MLLW) treatment services that may result in the issuance of one or more Basic Ordering Agreements (BOAs).

October 30, 2014
U.S. Department of Energy Wind Program Announces New Round of Funding for 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory today issued a Request for Proposals seeking teams of students to participate in the 2016 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition.

October 30, 2014
Energy Secretary Moniz to Keynote ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that Secretary Ernest Moniz will serve as a keynote speaker for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Energy Innovation Summit, which will be held from Feb. 9-11, 2015 in National Harbor, Md. In addition, other renowned speakers at the Summit will include, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, University of California President Janet Napolitano, CPS Energy CEO Doyle N. Beneby, DBL Investors Founder and Managing Partner Nancy Pfund, SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive and Archer Daniels Midland Company Chairman and CEO Patricia Woertz. Additional speakers will be announced as the agenda is finalized.

October 29, 2014
Energy Department Announces $15 Million to Integrate Affordable Solar Energy into Nation’s Electrical Grid

Supporting the goals of the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department today announced $15 million in available funding to help integrate distributed, on-site solar energy systems into the nation’s electrical grid.

October 29, 2014
Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Full-Scale Wave Energy Device Testing

The Energy Department, in coordination with the Navy, today announced funding for two companies that will continue to advance marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technology as a viable source for America’s clean energy future.

October 29, 2014
Energy Department Announces New Lab Program to Accelerate Commercialization of Clean Energy Technologies

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Energy launched a new $2.3 million pilot program to accelerate the transfer of innovative clean energy technologies from the DOE’s National Laboratories into the commercial marketplace

October 29, 2014
Deadline to Review Draft M&V Guidelines Extended to December 1

FEMP is extending its request for public comment on the draft M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects (Version 4.0).

October 29, 2014
DOE Issues 2 Requests for Information on Low-Cost Hydrogen Production and Delivery

The US DOE's FCTO has issued two RFIs seeking feedback from the research community and relevant stakeholders about hydrogen production and hydrogen delivery RD&D activities aimed at developing technologies that can ultimately produce and deliver low-cost hydrogen.

October 29, 2014
October 29 ESTAP Webinar: Flow Battery Basics (Part 2)

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. ET, Clean Energy State Alliance will host the second in a series of webinars on flow batteries. OE's Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Program Manager, will present an introduction to flow battery technology, and Dan Borneo of Sandia National Laboratories will discuss flow battery testing and technological readiness.

October 29, 2014
Energy Department Launches H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition for Small-Scale Hydrogen Refueling Systems

The Energy Department today announced the launch of the $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize, a two-year competition that challenges America's engineers and entrepreneurs to develop affordable systems for small-scale, non-commercial hydrogen fueling.

October 28, 2014
DOE, Washington Closure complete recycling project at Hanford

RICHLAND, Wash. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently teamed with contractor Washington Closure Hanford to complete a major recycling effort during cleanup of the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State.

October 28, 2014
Energy Department's New Buildings Solution Center Shares Proven Strategies for Energy Efficiency Programs

The Energy Department today released a new resource, the Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center, to share proven methods for reducing energy waste and carbon emissions in U.S. buildings.

October 27, 2014
Energy Department Announces New Grant Topics to Help Small Businesses Develop Clean Energy Technologies

The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) today announced nine topics and 26 new subtopics under its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Technology Transfer (STTR) programs that will help small businesses develop and deliver market-driven clean energy technologies.

October 24, 2014
Advanced Waste Management Now Available as Accredited SEP Verification Body

The U.S. Department of Energy is pleased to announce that Advanced Waste Management Systems Inc. (AWM) is now a fully accredited Verification Body for Superior Energy Performance™ (SEP). This ANSI-ANAB accreditation enables AWM to provide third-party verification for industrial facilities that wish to demonstrate energy management excellence and sustained energy savings to earn SEP certification.

October 23, 2014
Energy Department Announces $9 Million to Improve Energy Efficiency of Hotels, Hospitals, Offices and other Commercial Buildings

As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to double energy productivity by 2030 and reduce carbon emissions in commercial buildings, the Energy Department today announced $9 million to encourage investments in energy-saving technologies that can be tested and deployed in offices, shops, restaurants, hospitals, hotels and other types of commercial buildings.

October 23, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Tribal Renewable Energy, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

October 22, 2014
Workers Enter Cocooned F Reactor for Scheduled Inspection

RICHLAND, Wash. – Workers from Mission Support Alliance, LLC., removed the welds around the steel door of the F Reactor last week before stepping inside the reactor to complete its periodic inspection. This is the first time the Department of Energy (DOE) has had the reactor open since 2008.

October 22, 2014
Wind Program Announces $2 Million to Develop and Field Test Wind Energy Bat Impact Minimization Technologies

EERE's Wind Program announced $2 million in funding to advance technologies that address wind development’s potential impacts on wildlife.

October 22, 2014
New Project To Improve Characterization of U.S. Gas Hydrate Resources

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the selection of a multi-year, field-based research project designed to gain further insight into the nature, formation, occurrence and physical properties of methane hydrate‐bearing sediments for the purpose of methane hydrate resource appraisal.

October 22, 2014
Energy Department Announces $53 Million to Drive Innovation, Cut Cost of Solar Power

WASHINGTON – Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced more than $53 million for 40 innovative research and development (R&D) projects that aim to drive down the cost of solar energy, tackling key aspects of technology development in order to bring innovative ideas to the market more quickly. Supporting the development of next generation photovoltaic (PV) solar technologies and advanced manufacturing processes, and addressing both hardware and non-hardware “soft” costs of solar installation, these awards support advancements that will help reduce the cost of solar energy and make solar electricity more affordable and accessible for all Americans.

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